This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-10-22 12:30:00 to 2021-10-24 13:00:00. View 140 entries
The 16th edition of BYOG (2010-2021) was a 48-hours jam, which started on the 22nd of October and concluded on the 24th of October.
What is a BYOG?
BYOG (Build Your Own Game) is an annual game jam, where game developers all over the country come together to make a game within a limited amount of time over a combination of themes. Started in 2010, BYOGs are one of the oldest game jams organised every year in the Asian continent and have a rich history of identifying and encouraging game development talent from the country. Past winners have gone on to win multiple international awards, launch successful game development companies, and make amazing games and careers.
When & Where
Here, online on Itch.io!
There are a number of reasons why you should participate in the BYOG:
Format this year?
We are returning to our roots with the tried and tested 48hour competition format! The compo will start at 6PM on the 22nd of October 2021 and end on the 24th of October 2021 at 6PM! You will have 48 hours to create an amazing game!
First Prize - ₹4 Lakhs
Second Prize - ₹2 Lakhs
Third Prize - ₹1 Lakhs
2 Honorable Mention - ₹25,000 each
Like last year, this year we have 3 themes! You can interpret them in anyway you want. You need to use at least one of them, but you can combine any of them together and use it also.
Anushree Jain (Project Manager + Game Designer at Miniclip)
Paras Chaudhary (Game Programmer at Nodding Heads)
Safal Kapoor (Head of Game Design at Miniclip)
Sampath Velumani (Lead Game Designer at Ubisoft RedLynx)
Saumya Iyer (Producer at Zynga)
This year, (once) we've managed to get some of the industry experts to be the Jury and they are going to play all the games and judge them on the following criteria:
Come over to the Discord to find jammers who would want to team up!
Our sponsors and supporters
[Other Sponsors TBA]
# Do we have to register as a team or as an individual for BYOG?
You need to have a valid Itch.io ID and should have signed up for the jam before the submission is due. Only one individual in the team needs to have joined the jam. It will be useful to have other members on itch.io as you can add them to your submitted game as contributors.
# Do I need to be on the discord?
All communication during the jam will be via the discord channel #byog on discord.gamedev.in. So yes, you need to be there.
# What is the maximum number of members that I can have in my team?
You can participate solo or in a team, maximum of 5 members in it.
# Can I submit multiple entries to the jam?
Yes, you can submit as many entries to the jam as you want.
# What platforms are allowed for the submission?
We prefer Web, Android, IOS, Windows, Mac and Linux as these will be easily available with Jury. But if you want to build for any other platform, do drop us a message on discord and we will see if we can get that platform to jury.
# Can I use assets from asset stores or code or other assets I've created before?
Yes, you can use open source art or previously created assets (art, music and code etc) for this jam or assets from the many asset stores out there. You can use anything that you legally have the right to use to make a game for this jam.
# How will you let us know if we have won?
You are required to share your discord username along with your submission, we will reach out to you via #byog on discord.gamedev.in on discord.
# What is the last date for joining the BYOG?
We recommend joining the jam before it starts! But you can join the jam anytime before it ends on October 24st 2021 at 6:00 PM
# Will we have public voting this year?
There will be no public voting this year! The jury will play and evaluate the game in order to find out the winners.
# Can I see games made in previous BYOG?
BYOG 2018 submissions and results can be viewed here - https://itch.io/jam/byog-2018
BYOG 2019 submissions and results can be viewed here - https://itch.io/jam/byog-2019
BYOG 2020 submissions and results can be viewed here - https://itch.io/jam/byog-2020